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Lyr Req: I Courted a Sailor (Kate Rusby)

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Subject: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: Ruthie A
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 09:13 AM

Help! I went to a Kate Rusby concert not so long ago, and she sang a song a rather liked. I think it's called 'I Courted a Sailor', but I can't remember exactly. I remember the first verse started with:
I courted a sailor
For six months and many

The rest of the song goes on to say how she's been parted from a her sailor for six months and many, then married him for six months and many...and some other bits inbetween. I think there was a chorus that went:

I'm bound for the waves, the waves dearest Annie,
I'm bound for the waves, the waves upon the sea.
I'm bound for the waves, the waves dearest Annie,
I'm bound for the waves; the captain calleth me.

I really liked the song but couldn't find it in the database, so if anybody could give me the lyrics I'd be extremely grateful.

Ickle Ruthie.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 09:27 AM

Its OK Ruthie, I don't think anyone knows you courted a sailor......

Kris :)


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 09:35 AM

I know something else that goes something like I courted a sailor for seven long years, and from the beginning he called me his dear. It's a murder ballad, though, so I don't think it's what you're looking for?


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 12:08 PM

And here I was thinking it might be Charlie Poole's "Onjce I loved a sailor, once a sailor loved me" but it clearly is NOT. (Great song, though)


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 01:15 PM

Ooh, pete peterson, I love Charlie Poole - what album? That doesn't sound familiar.

upon further reflection, the one I was thinking of is third person (SHE courted a sailor for 7 long years), which makes sense since it's a murder ballad. Anyone want the lyrics to that I'll post them too, I think it's called Dublin Murder or something like that.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: GUEST,Zebedee
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 01:16 PM

Ruthie,

I've got it on a video of the Cambridge Festival from a few years back. Unfortunately my VCR isn't working at the moment, but if you get no luck, I'll transcribe it as soon as I can.

What you remember of the lyrics and the chorus is right, unfortunately I can't remember much more myself.

I have heard that you can get lyric request by emailing Kate's website www.purerecords.demon.co.uk, so if you can't wait for my video to be fixed you could try there

Ed


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: harpmolly
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 01:28 PM

Ooh! I'll have to follow this thread. I'm wanting to make a mixed tape of sailor songs for my dad for the holidays (it's looking like it'll be about 75% Kate Rusby, at this point--she certainly loves those sea shanties!) Anyone who has other good recorded sea songs to suggest, please PM me. :) Of course, it depends on what I can get my hands on...

Moll


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: Wolfgang
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 01:48 PM

Moll,
do you know this gem: Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea (Dan Milner and others)?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: harpmolly
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 01:50 PM

Ooh! Looks promising. ;)

I'm going to try to make a personalized mixed tape first--out of the CDs and tapes I've got lying around. But that cd sounds nifty...I may have to check it out!

Moll


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Subject: Lyr Add: I COURTED A SAILOR (Kate Rusby)
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 06:25 AM

I COURTED A SAILOR
Kate Rusby

I courted a sailor for six months and many,
I courted a sailor, now he's far from me.
I courted a sailor for six months and many,
I courted a sailor, now he's far from me.
On a fine summer's evening he said his heart was grieving
On a fine summer's evening these words he said to me

CHORUS
Oh I'm bound for the waves, the waves dearest Annie,
I'm bound for the waves, the waves upon the sea.
Oh I'm bound for the waves, the waves dearest Annie,
I'm bound for the waves, the captain calleth me.

Me heart has been yours now for six months and many,
Me heart has been yours now and will always remain.
Me heart has been yours now for six months and many,
Me heart has been yours now and will always remain.
Take with you me ring and me heart you'll always bring,
Take with you me ring when you sail away to sea.

CHORUS

I'll wait for me sailor for six months and many,
I'll wait for me sailor till he comes home from sea.
I'll wait for me sailor for six months and many,
I'll wait for me sailor till he comes home from sea.
I'll wait for you me dear, for time we'll know no fear.
I'll wait for you me dear till you come home from the sea.

CHORUS

I've married me sailor for six months and many,
I've married me sailor now he's safe with me.
I've married me sailor for six months and many,
I've married me sailor no more he'll say to me

CHORUS

The lyrics to all of Kate's recorded songs are now available on her website: Click here

Ed


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?'
From: GUEST,john from hull
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 10:02 PM

refresh, I was just about to post a few Kate Rusby lyrics, then noticed Ed's link above.This is an exellent song and one of my favourites, it is on the CD Little Lights.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?' (Rusby)
From: Sooz
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 01:40 PM

And in Kate's Song Book.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?' (Rusby)
From: black walnut
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 09:57 AM

Ed....or anyone else.....is there an active link to Kate Rusby's lyrics?

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?' (Rusby)
From: black walnut
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 09:05 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?' (Rusby)
From: Peace
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 12:58 AM

Google

"kate rusby", songs

or

"kate rusby", lyrics


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?' (Rusby)
From: black walnut
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 10:58 AM

I did that for about half an hour or more, brucie. Have you tried Googling for them with any success? I was able to finally come up with one song. I don't find lyrics on her website - maybe I'm missing something but I don't think so. I have all of her CDs and I'll copy the lyrics I'm looking for from the booklets (which are not always the same ones she sings). I was just hoping for an easier way to do this, you know whaddeye mean?

~b.w.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know 'I Courted a Sailor?' (Rusby)
From: GUEST,xtina
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 02:24 PM

yeah, i tried google n was there for hours!! Thanx to ed, there is a reason i want this song so much, it means a lot to one of my best friends. thanx so much!!!!!11 xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Courted a Sailor (Kate Rusby)
From: GUEST,aaron
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 11:33 PM

kates a rose we love you kate!!!!!such an amazing/strong woman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Courted a Sailor (Kate Rusby)
From: GUEST,angela
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 04:55 PM

anyone know how i can find the guitar music to i courted a sailor? or any other songs by kate?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Courted a Sailor (Kate Rusby)
From: michaelr
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 07:09 PM

You can order her songbook here.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Courted a Sailor (Kate Rusby)
From: rabbitlegs
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:48 AM

Try this page, looks like 'em all,
www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/kate_rusby_lyrics_4710/


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